Tag: museum

Review of Baldessari at MoCP

“The West Coast is celebrating one of their most important and deserving artists as John Baldessari’s retrospective “Pure Beauty” is currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), through September 12th.  Fortunately Chicago has not been left out in this celebration as the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) hosts “John Baldessari:... Read more »

More Tony Tasset Artwork

If you have been intrigued by the giant eyeball which will reside in Chicago’s Pritzker Park in about a month, there’s more artwork by Tony Tasset to see in town. Tasset also has a number of works included in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition “Rewind: 1970s-1990s Works from the MCA Collection,” on view until... Read more »

AbEx Stamps and Jan Tichy

If you are looking for something to do today, say from 11 am to 1 pm, the Post Office will be holding a dedication for their “Abstract Expressionists” set of stamps. More information on the “Continue Reading” page. The dedication will be in the Ryan Education Center of the Modern Wing.  That means you can... Read more »

Modern Wing Bombed

If you haven’t heard by now, on Sunday night the Modern Wing of the Art Institute was tagged by graffiti artists, or ‘writers.’ Yes, Renzo Piano’s pristine $294 million addition to the Art Institute has been deflowered.  On Monday, Mayor Daley’s Graffiti Blasters team was outside of the East face of the building sandblasting the... Read more »

Aspen Mays: Interview and Review

Last week I had the chance to sit down and have a conversation with artist Aspen Mays.  I first encountered her work last year in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s MFA show, where she was a clear standout.  With her upcoming and current exhibitions I was excited to talk to her. Aspen... Read more »

February Means Free!

This February has been cold and snowy so far and according to the predictions of a certain groundhog we can expect six more weeks of the same.  But one of the premier cultural institutions in Chicago is free all month, a perfect escape from the cold. I am, of course, talking about the Art Institute... Read more »